Sri Lanka – Today, the people of Sri Lanka are living through the worst economic crisis in their country in 70 years. Two years after COVID decimated the country’s tourism sector, its 22 million citizens now face the threat of starvation. With frequent power outages, shortages of critical medicine, a healthcare system on the verge of collapse, and the skyrocketing cost of fuel and basic food items, families are at breaking point and protests have broken out across the country.

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*Updated Wednesday, 12th April 2022

Some of the world’s poorest communities live in the most disaster-prone areas. Poverty makes these families more vulnerable to disasters because they can’t protect themselves. And, after a disaster, they lack the resources to respond and rebuild effectively. It’s a vicious cycle.

And now, in this time of global pandemic, these families have become more vulnerable still. Because how can you stay safe at home when your only shelter is a flimsy tarpaulin? And how can you wash your hands when you haven’t got soap or clean water?

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And because the destruction caused by any disaster halts development in communities for years at a time, your generosity will also help to rebuild communities after the initial emergency response. And prepares at-risk families to survive future disasters, too.

Even the most conservative estimates suggest that $1 invested to help families prepare for disaster, saves up to $6 in response and recovery after disaster hits.

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Source: Aljazeera, The Guardian